KLCS-TV is a full service television station in Los Angeles, California broadcasting on local digital UHF channel 41. KLCS is a member station of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), and is owned by the Los Angeles Unified School District. KLCS is known on the air as "The Education Station for
all Generations." It is one of three PBS stations in Los Angeles. In October 1957, the Los Angeles Unified School District began producing televised instructional programs to be viewed in school by its students. In 1963, the LAUSD applied to acquire a license from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for a television station on UHF channel 58. That year, local advocates for the LAUSD testified before the FCC on the benefits of an instructional TV station for students, staff and the local community. Five years later, in 1972, the FCC granted the district a license to broadcast on channel 58, and the new station began operations in1973 as KLCS. KLCS produces more than 700 hours of educational, informational, sports, and entertainment programming a year, including live telecourse instruction from the California State University system. KLCS' digital signal is multiplexed, with its main programming on 58.1, PBS Kids on 58.2, Create on 58.3 and its telecourses on 58.4.